In our house we have chores, but we also have everyday personal responsibilities Things like brushing our teeth, cleaning our rooms and anything else that we need to do to take care of ourselves.
After Ellie had become pretty good at managing her personal responsibilities we started giving her chores and started rewarding her with an allowance. Some chores are worth more than others and it’s completely up to her which ones she does or doesn’t do. If by the end of the week she has completed all of her chores we give her a bonus. We also give her an opportunity to do bonus activities to earn a little extra through out the week as well.
Here’s the catch, Ellie doesn’t earn an allowance for her personal responsibilities. She must clean her room, pick up her toys, brush her teeth, and do her homework daily.
No one is perfect and there are days that Ellie (and maybe her Mom) forget what her daily responsibilities and chores are. So I created a checklist for her where she can keep track of what she’s completed. I also have a space to write what each chore is worth. This helps her keep track of how much allowance she’s earned.
At the beginning of each week we print out a new chart and talk about what chores we’ll need help with that week. I know this chart might be a little girly, but I have 2 others for you! Just click on each image to download and print out your own PDF.